Jonesboro (ASU) - Arkansas State head men's golf coach Steve Johnson announced Tuesday that two high school all-state performers and a junior college all-region standout have signed to play with the Red Wolves next season.
Among the three signees are two players from the state of Arkansas, including Alex Hewitt out of Central Arkansas Christian in Little Rock and Tommy Eagon out of Highland High School in Cherokee Village. Joining the team as a transfer from Meridian (Miss.) Community College will be Cory Williamson, who was also a high school all-state selection at Simpson County Academy in Mississippi.
"We are very excited to have these young men join our roster and look forward to all of the them stepping in and contributing to our golf program," said Johnson. "All three of them will bring a tremendous amount of ability to our program both in the classroom and on the golf course."
Williamson recently led Meridian to the NJCAA District 4 Tournament championship, finishing fourth individually as he posted two rounds under par. He was named NJCAA District 4 All-Tournament and is participating with Meridian in the NJCAA National Tournament. Williamson, who will have two year's of eligibility remaining with ASU, was named GCAA/Ping's All-Region as a sophomore. Over his two-year career at Meridian, Williamson collected 15 top-25 finishes that included medalist honors at the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational earlier this season.
Williamson was a three-time state tournament runner-up while at Simpson County Academy and earned all-state recognition three years as well. He was also a four-time South-State champion and recognized as an all-conference selection in basketball three years. He was an all-academic choice and a member of National Honor Society and Phi Theta Kappa.
Hewitt was a two-time all-state selection as a junior and senior in 2008 and 2009 and also led CAC to the district championship his sophomore campaign. He posted a low round of 68 as a senior and won the Bubba Smart tournament championship. Hewitt was also a National Honor Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta member.
Eagon was four-year varsity letterman at Highland, where he was named all-state as a junior, sophomore and senior. As a senior, Eagon was the district and regional tournament medalist. He carded a low round of 66 while in high school and was an honor roll student.
"Cory will bring a strong amount of experience and leadership with him to ASU, and he is also a very powerful player and excellent ball striker," said Johnson. "Alex is a very committed player and will bring a lot of athleticism to our team. Tommy has some of the best hands I've seen in some time, and, along with Alex and Cory, will give us some added depth."